Elegiac - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌelɪˈdʒaɪək|  American pronunciation of the word elegiac
Brit.  |ˌɛlɪˈdʒʌɪək|  British pronunciation of the word elegiac

adjective

- expressing sorrow often for something past

an elegiac lament for youthful ideals

Examples

...the sight of an old ruined church or castle can be a pleasantly elegiac experience...

He spoke of her in elegiac tones.

an elegiac lament for youthful ideals

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